Why Climate Controlled Storage?

18 May 2012 by

If you are not in the self storage business there is a good chance you have never thought about climate controlled self storage, maybe not even heard of it. There’s also a good chance you’ve never thought about how the climate in your region of the country can effect items you have secured in a self storage unit. This lack of knowledge has caused many people a lot of stress and frustration when they learn their belongings have been damaged in the storage unit.

In the Southern states, the heat and humidity in the summer can be unbearable. The Northern states feel the opposite effect in the winter with the freezing cold and blowing wind. The temperature inside storage units during these intense seasonal changes will rise and fall just as the temperature of your house does. Couches, toys and clothes will not feel the effects the same way as people but they can certainly be affected by temperature changes in ways which could result in damage.

A normal storage unit is subject to temperature fluctuations and the heat and humidity which encompasses the unit can be sufficient enough to warp plastic and wood items you have stored. The humidity will secure and encourage growth of mold and mildew and will ruin anything you have in the storage unit. Once the musty smell of mildew is on a blanket, mattress or clothes it tends to linger.

Climate controlled storage units eliminate the potential for mold and mildew by using air vents within the storage unit so the air can circulate freely. This allows the temperature to stay a constant temperature, usually between 55 and 80 degrees, so mold and mildew do not have a chance to grow. The movement of the air also allows the air to stay fresh and not get stale in the storage unit.

If you need self storage and are storing items such as fur, antiques, art or electronics and live in a region of the country where vast temperature fluctuations occur, a climate controlled self storage unit is a good option. Find 90012 storage, 33133 storage and anything in between with SelfStorageFinders.com.

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